Category: May 2017

Radio’s Best Feature

Editor’s Note: The views and opinions of this article do not necessarily reflect those of the MAB. Contact the MAB for information on the MAB’s official editorial policy. By:  Dick Taylor,  CRMC/CDMC Dick Taylor Blog https://dicktaylorblog.com/ The one constant in life is change. What makes our world different than the world we grew up in… read more

Report Recommends FOIA Review

The State of Michigan Law Revision Commission is considering a report that recommends Legislative review of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The report does not include any recommended changes to the law, but, suggests the Legislature consider new definitions in the act based on recent court rulings. Among the language reviewed in the report,… read more

FCC Outlines TV Translator Displacement Process

According to a post in CommLawCenter on the issue of displacement of TV Translators during the post-auction repacking process, the FCC has outlined how the displacement application process will work. Included among these efforts is the FCC’s creation of a new category of translator for full-power TV stations to fill-in loss areas, a special filing… read more

FCC Officially Starts Proceedings to Abolish Main Studio Rule and Review All Other Broadcast Rules

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP www.broadcastlawblog.com As expected, at its monthly open meeting May 18, the FCC started two proceedings of particular importance to broadcasters. The first looks at the abolition of the main studio rules. The second asks for comments on all of the other rules affecting broadcasters and other media companies to… read more

Holly Hutton Appointed Music Director at WYCD

CBS Radio’s WYCD-FM (Detroit) has appointed afternoon co-host Holly Hutton Music Director of the country station.   Hutton will retain her current on-air duties with Rob Stone from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Hutton is a 20-year veteran of Detroit Radio and spent 10 years as midday host on CIMX-FM (Windsor) before becoming afternoon host on… read more

MAB Board Profile: Nick Gnau

MAB News Briefs is pleased to bring you profiles of your MAB Board of Directors. Nick Gnau is Region President for iHeartMedia, overseeing Detroit, Grand Rapids, Toledo and Muskegon (24 Stations). Nick has been with the company for over 23 years, serving as Vice President/Market Manager for the Lima/Marion Ohio market from 2009-2010; for the… read more

Traffic Director Tips: Joni Reed (Black Diamond Broadcasting/Cheboygan)

Joni Reed is Traffic Director for Black Diamond Broadcasting’s WMKC-FM, WGFM-FM, WQEZ-FM and WCBY-AM.  Joni works with Traffic and Billing Director Lynne Peck and both are based at the company’s Cheboygan, Michigan location.  Joni has been in traffic for 10 years. Joni:  I started at the radio station 11 years ago, and sent out the billing before… read more

A Day in May

Editor’s Note: The views and opinions of this article do not necessarily reflect those of the MAB. Contact the MAB for information on the MAB’s official editorial policy. By:  Tim Moore, Managing Partner, Audience Development Group This month marks the sixth anniversary of the largest natural disaster visited on the American landscape in the new… read more